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GOING DEEPER AND SEEING THROUGH EYES OF LOVE NEW FACES OF POVERTY

On February 28, 1837 Eugene wrote to Fr. Honorat reproach him for preaching in both Provençal and in French to comply with the desire of “five or six bourgeois people” who according to him had not yet shown any sign … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … INTO THE ENORMITY OF GOD’S LOVE

On October 14, 1836 Eugene de Mazenod wrote to one of the Oblates who seemed to be having problems with others in his community.  His treatment of them showed a remarkable lack of respect and love both to his community … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … BEING TRUE TO WHO I AM

Eugene wrote to Fr. Guigues at Notre Dame de l’Osier on October 8th 1835, speaking as the Superior General of the congregation, speaking to one of his local superiors. “I know this here by experience. People vie with one another … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … INTO THE BALDEST OF TRUTHS

August 23 1835 found yet another letter from Eugene to Fr. Tempier, in which he expresses his wishes not to write to the King and the Minister and how he will not accept being named as coadjutor bishop or titular … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS

In January of 1834 Eugene writes a letter to Cardinal Thomas Bernetti, Secretary of State for Pope Gregory XVI explaining why he was back in Marseilles.  There must have been some complaints leveled against him and so his letter is an … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER … WHEN THE RIGHT ANSWER IS NOT ENOUGH

In an article titled “The Right Answer Alone Is Not Enough” Ron Rolheiser OMI begins by stating “Truth alone is not enough”. (The Right Answer Is Not Enough)  He goes on to say that “it must be balance off with the … Continue reading

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GOING DEEPER WITH SEEDS OF THE DIVINE

In a letter to Fr. Courtès in Aix Eugene writes: “Believe me, my obedience and resignation are undergoing a stiff test. […] deference to the will of Him to whom we must all submit, the merit inherent in this sacrifice … Continue reading

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